Gap Inc. To Close 350 Stores By 2024, Exit MallsThe San Francisco-based retailer, which was for decades a fixture at shopping malls around the country, said Thursday that it will be closing 220 of its namesake Gap stores — or one-third of its store base — by early 2024.
Amazon: Nearly 20,000 Employees Have Caught COVID-19Nearly 20,000 "frontline employees" at Amazon and sister company Whole Foods have tested positive or been presumed positive for the coronavirus, the company says.
Viewers React: Cafe Fined Thousands For Ignoring COVID Guidelines Asking For HelpThere have been strong, mixed reactions to an El Dorado County restaurant being fined thousands of dollars for flouting the county's COVID-19 guidelines.
Home Depot To Offer 2 Months Of Black Friday DealsInstead of a single day, Home Depot said it will offer Black Friday discounts for two months, beginning in early November through December.
Walmart Will Stay Open Later, Joining Other ChainsWalmart will stay open later at most of its stores in the United States, joining other large chains that have started to stay open longer than they did during the early days of the pandemic.
Walmart, Others Will Still Serve Customers Who Refuse To Wear Masks, Despite New RulesWalmart, Home Depot, Lowe's, Walgreens, CVS and others say they still won't prohibit customers who refuse to wear a mask from shopping in stores. The issue, they say, is they want to avoid confrontations between angry customers and employees.
Home Depot And Lowe's Will Start Requiring Customers To Wear MasksHome Depot and Lowe's both announced Friday that they will require customers to wear masks in their stores, joining other major retailers this week that have instituted similar requirements, including Walmart, Target, Kroger, CVS, Kohl's and Best Buy.
7-Eleven Cancels Free Slurpee Day Due To Coronavirus ConcernsConvenience store 7-Eleven announced that they are canceling their annual free Slurpee day due to the coronavirus.
Arden Fair Begins Retail Curbside Pickup As California Starts Phase 2 Of Coronavirus ReopeningsArden Fair is reopening for curbside pickup Friday afternoon under modified hours and with varying retailer participation.
Local Doctor Hopes YouTube Post Reinforces Need To Wear Masks And Social Distance“I felt safer in a hospital surrounded by patients with COVID than I did inside Target,” Dr. Vanessa Walker, a pulmonary and critical care provider, said in her YouTube video.
Retailers Can Offer Curbside Pick-Up, Delivery Under New Yolo County Stay-At-Home OrderYolo County announced an amended shelter-in-place order allowing retailers to reopen for delivery and curbside pick-up and allowing all manufacturing, logistics and warehouse operations to resume beginning Friday.
Whole Foods To Offer Free Face Masks To Shoppers During Coronavirus PandemicAmazon announced Thursday that Whole Foods Market stores will be offering free face masks to shoppers at stores nationwide.
No Need To Wipe Down Groceries Or Takeout, Experts Say, But Do Wash Your HandsThe FDA is re-emphasizing that there's no real risk of getting the coronavirus from grocery bags or takeout boxes but recommends to continue thoroughly washing your hands.
Coronavirus Safety: Walmart Employees Required To Wear Face CoveringsWalmart will require all workers to wear face coverings starting Monday as the coronavirus pandemic ravages communities nationwide.
What Are The Potential Coronavirus Dangers At Food Distribution Centers?Even though the coronavirus can live on surfaces for times ranging from a few minutes to a couple of hours, a UCLA professor says the greater risk is for the employees inside the centers and the people they come into contact with not necessarily the products.